Sunday, August 28, 2011
Waiting for Irene
Before we settled in to await the arrival of Irene, we visited the Cole Land Transportation Museum. It was developed as a dream of the family which owns a large national trucking company out of Bangor. It was a great display of all types of vehicles used in the area. Most interesting was the snow handling equipment including a snow roller, which I had not heard of before. Clearly, snow is a big deal in this part of Maine. The museum also hosts a number of military displays including the city memorials for past wars and conflicts.
They built a covered bridge on the property where school kids could eat their lunch. Anneke was disappointed that she did not bring one.
Yesterday, we attended the American Folk Festival in downtown Bangor along the waterfront. This was a large event with five stages, lots of vendors and food options. The turnout was very good, perhaps because today is heavy rain and sometime later this evening the arrival of what will be left of Irene.
We have heavy rain with forecast of much more to come along with wind gusts of up to 50-60 mph. Flooding should not be an issue but we do have some fairly tall trees nearby.
It could get interesting. There is no place to go since the center of the storm is to the west of us and to the east is a higher chance of flooding. So I am hoping we lucked into a sweet spot??